8 Crystals That Will Help You Through Mercury Retrograde
Missed trains, miscommunications, passive-aggressive emails, deleted hard drives — it must be time for Mercury Retrograde (MR) again (the astrological event starts March 22 this year). Surviving Mercury Retrograde with your relationships intact can be a challenge for even the most cosmically inclined, but if you’re new to crystal healing and planetary events, it can feel especially difficult to stay sane during MR. Not to fret — we’ve put together a crystal guide to get you through the retrograde period in one piece. PS: If you’re unclear what Mercury Retrograde actually means, be sure to check out our cosmic conversation with the Astro Twins on that exact topic before going any further!
We can all use a little extra luck when everything around us seems to be going haywire, and aventurine has been used across centuries and cultures as a gambler’s talisman, thought to bring favorable odds in games of chance (and what is MR if not one big crapshoot?). It’s known for its stabilizing effect on the mind, so when your plane is delayed for the 10th time, some aventurine in your bag may help keep you from flipping out completely. The green crystal also encourages optimism and perseverance, both of which are mighty helpful during Mercury Retrograde.